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01/26/15 at 02:38pm in Construction Photos
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What is true, there would be far more paperwork. In my humble opinion that is not a bad thing.

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03/20/15 at 09:29am in Construction Photos (Latest Edit: 03/20/15 at 09:41am by Connor.)
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From the Daily Press
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Where is Hummel Boy?
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03/20/15 at 11:56am in Construction Photos
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Why did they get rid of the double Decker busses? I have wondered that for years.

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03/20/15 at 11:57am in Construction Photos (Latest Edit: 03/20/15 at 11:57am by Zachary.)
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Low capacity, slow to load and unload, and I'm sure they were miserable in the VA summer heat.

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03/20/15 at 12:33pm in Construction Photos
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They should have kept them around somewhere, for theming or something.
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03/20/15 at 12:48pm in Construction Photos
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Also, hard to maintain, they broke down (as you would expect from all 1960s/70s era English vehicles) and they were hard to get parts for.

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03/20/15 at 03:33pm in Construction Photos
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(03/20/15 09:29am)Connor Wrote:  From the Daily Press

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Note how the USED to build around the foliage. (i.e, the tree in the middle of the path)
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03/20/15 at 09:41pm in Construction Photos
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August Busch himself used to walk through the park and select individual trees that were not to be demolished. One of those trees is still honored to this day. The big tree in front of Verbolten has been there longer than the park. He was very hard to please on man levels, especially landscaping. I'm sure the architects were always busy figuring things out. That's what made it such a unique design though. Some areas are built like half-floating islands, but some building interiors are nearly under ground level. It's really fascinating.

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03/20/15 at 10:48pm in Construction Photos
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^And now the management could care less about saving trees. What a shame.

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03/21/15 at 09:58am in Construction Photos
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(03/20/15 09:41pm)CastleOSullivan Wrote:  August Busch himself used to walk through the park and select individual trees that were not to be demolished. One of those trees is still honored to this day. The big tree in front of Verbolten has been there longer than the park. He was very hard to please on man levels, especially landscaping. I'm sure the architects were always busy figuring things out. That's what made it such a unique design though. Some areas are built like half-floating islands, but some building interiors are nearly under ground level. It's really fascinating.

This is very true. He also used to pick up trash on his own as he walked through the parks. It's all mentioned in Dethroning The King, the entire AB company under August Busch III was run very tightly. Damn shame companies aren't run like that anymore.
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03/22/15 at 12:59am in Construction Photos
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Great book! Smiling

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